On Tuesday nights during most of the 1980s I would look forward to watching The A-Team with my brother, Brett. As most younger sisters do, I looked up to my older sibling so anything he liked, I liked. I credit my obsession with The A-Team with my affinity for chunky gold jewelry. There isn’t a gold cuff, link bracelet, or toggle necklace I don’t love, and the more of these that someone puts on at once, the better. Most days I just want to channel the one-and-only Mr. T. Let’s face it, he really started the necklace layering trend.
So if I see a gold jewelry line at a showroom that has that unique ability to mix elegance and edge, and can be layered easily with pieces you already have in your jewelry collection, I am just flat-out going to order it.
The most recent addition to The Hive, Daughter Jewelry, does just that. Created by Carly, the daughter of jewelry designer Diane Cotton, these pieces remind you of great vintage pieces handed down from generation to generation. There are classic pieces but then she also has edgy long earrings that remind you of a sculpture. These unique designs are like nothing else I have ever seen.
The response we have had already has been amazing, we are already restocking our shelves with new styles, and we can always special order pieces.
I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.
Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.
The Shoe Hive The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street 301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Alexandria, VA 22314